UCD AgSoc gifts record-breaking €65,000 to charity

Posted 21st May, 2019

The University’s Agricultural Science Society (AgSoc) has gifted a record-breaking €65,000 to two charities. 

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) has received a donation of €40,000, while the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust was the recipient of €25,000.

The combined donations are the largest sum of money raised by AgSoc to date, according to the group’s auditor Michael Geary.

“[This] fundraising was the result of a dedicated committee that organised almost 20 fundraising events this year,” he told AgriLand.

“I would like to thanked students and members of the extended agricultural community for supporting the society’s work.”

Prior to ‘Ag Week’ in February of this year, AgSoc selected IMNDA to be the main benefactor of its fundraising efforts for 2019.

One of the largest societies at University College Dublin, the group has a long history of donating substantial sums to worthy causes.

Last year the student society donated €60,000 to good causes, and in 2017 raised and donated €50,000 for charities.

AgSoc was established at UCD in 1923, and has over 1,000 members registered for the 2018/2019 academic year.

The society is run by a 27-strong student committee working in a voluntary capacity.

By: David Kearns, Digital Journalist / Media Officer, UCD University Relations